GUNNER CADE by Cyril Judd [pseudonym]. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Octavo, boards. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Kornbluth on front free endpaper: "To John Zola / from 1/2 of the author / Cyril Kornbluth." Also signed by Merril. "Future society that has become stultified in a caste structure. Shows the difficulty of convincing people that their ideology does not reflect the true state of affairs." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 243. "The hero belongs to an almost monastic order of future warriors, whose members are thoroughly indoctrinated and sexually repressed. Naturally, he rebels -- which leads him on to picaresque and sometimes humorous adventures in the outside worlds. An enjoyable (though now rather dated) adventure story." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 164. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Kornbluth's signature or inscription is uncommon and this book signed or inscribed by both authors is rare. (#162471).
First printing so stated on copyright page.